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Keyrus Making Grindrod's Data Matter

Turning data into meaningful business information

Keyrus implements Tableau as embedded visibility layer for Grindrod optimisation project

Powerful analytics and data visualisation are critical components of any data automation implementation. For this reason, leading business data intelligence consultancy Keyrus chose Tableau Embedded Analytics as the key visibility layer when appointed to digitalise Grindrod’s southern African Terminal operations. The project has enabled the logistics giant to optimise its entire logistics process and Tableau is playing a key role in enabling faster, data-driven decision-making across the business.

Keyrus, a Gold Tableau Partner are honored that their Grindrod Terminals progressive and powerful Tableau solution is featured in Tableau’s upcoming webinar series showcasing worldwide success stories.

The series features interviews with data leaders from five major international customers who are turning data into new business opportunities with Tableau embedded solutions. The Grindrod webinar will introduce Tableau EMEA’s CTO, Francois Zimmermann, Grindrod’s Data and Analytics Manager Bronwyn Burdis, as well as Stephen Coull, Sales Director, and a senior Tableau consultant Craig Andrew from Keyrus. 

“We now have clear visibility throughout our terminal operations,” comments Vishal Deeplaul, CEO of Grindrod’s Terminals business. “Our management teams have access to relevant information, at the appropriate level of detail, and can act promptly. Timely insight into operational constraints is a key benefit of this project and one that will help us secure our leadership position in the industry for the future.”

Grindrod Terminals was initially faced with constrained flow of information to key decision-makers. The organisation needed accurate, real-time insight into its operations and decided to invest in technology as a platform for strategic change and growth into the future.

Keyrus implemented a solution including a combination of data streaming, analytics, logic matching and visualisation technologies to enable a single source of the truth. “The embedded visualisation layer of reporting turns the data into meaningful business information,” explains Craig Andrew, senior consultant and certified Tableau expert at Keyrus. 

“The visualisation software now delivers dramatically improved analytical and reporting capabilities. In the new framework, all data is fed through cloud services to a near real-time operational data warehouse. Tableau then offers complete reporting and analytics capability at an operational, tactical and strategic level,” comments Bronwyn Burdis, Data and Analytics Manager at Grindrod’s Terminal business. “Information consumption is now simpler, and the interface ensures a pleasant user experience.”

“Essentially we have closed and integrated the information gap between Grindrod’s operations and top management. Which is in line with our overall purpose – assist enterprises in leveraging their data and information to enhance their performance. In short, make data matter” says Greg Guye, CEO at Keyrus.

To learn more about how embedded Tableau analytics accelerated Grindrod’s insights into operations, register here for the webinar: https://www.tableau.com/learn/webinars/accelerating-insights-embedded-analytics.

The speakers:

Bronwyn Burdis

Data and Analytics manager - Grindrod Terminals

Bronwyn is a Supply Chain Data Specialist, Process & Data Analyst and Business Solutions Architect. She is proficient at creating order from chaos using a hefty measure of common sense thanks to her depth and breadth of understanding of the logistics and production environment across several industries.

Stephen Coull

Sales director – Keyrus SA

Stephen has successfully held executive positions with local and international technology-driven organisations. His 20 years of technology experience has been demonstrated through his passionate leadership and interaction with people, products and service excellence. Having led global sales teams and opened up new channels of business across international territories, Stephen has also led product strategy overseeing exciting new product development based on market demands and opportunities.

Craig Andrew

Senior consultant – Keyrus SA

Craig is a dynamic consultant with a wide variety of industry experience. He has worked on projects as a Business/Data Analyst for some large global companies and is one of the few certified Tableau trainers in Africa. Craig’s technical skills include Tableau, SQL, Excel, Solution Architecture and Data Modelling.

Francois Zimmermann

Technical evangelist, Tableau EMEA

Francois Zimmermann is the Field CTO for Tableau in EMEA and owns the strategic technical relationship with our Technology Partners, System Integrators and Resellers. He also works to develop long-term peer-to-peer relationships with key customer and partner stakeholders. He is focused on developing the partner ecosystem to solve the end to end data challenges that our customers face as they build insights-driven businesses and embed analytics inside every business process.

Francois has a background in Analytics, Cloud Services, Data Integration and IoT as well as vertical solutions for Financial Services; Industrial & Manufacturing; and Health & Life Sciences.

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